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About Bin on the Lake

At bin on the lake, cuisine is never an afterthought. We believe that something extraordinary happens when food and spirits are skillfully paired, amplifying the unique flavors of each. bin on the lake's cuisine highlights locally-sourced ingredients that capture bright, seasonal tastes of the Northwest. Known for our exceptional wine list, we have over 40 wines by the glass in 1, 3 and 6 oz. pours, in addition to refreshing signature cocktail offerings. Best of all, bin on the lake is a relaxed and stylish wine bar that serves Happy Hour from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Located at the heart of Carillon Point on the shores of Lake Washington, our passion for serving good food and great wine is matched only by the view!

1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant:
Monday-Sunday 5 PM - 9PM

Bar:
Monday-Sunday 4 PM - 9PM

Happy Hour - Featuring Bar Bites, Wines, Signature Cocktails
Monday-Sunday 4 PM-6 PM

Cross Street:
Lake Washington Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 803-5595

Website:
http://binonthelake.com/

Entertainment:
Our beautiful “semi-private event space” has a stunning view of Lake Washington. We offer custom prefix menu options for parties of 13-40 guests beautifully paired with wines.

Parking Details:
Choice of self parking with 1 1/2 hours of validation or valet service is available for a $5.00 charge.

Executive Chef:
Chef Matt Steffen

Private Party Facilities:
Bin on the Lake is a warm and welcoming restaurant and bar located on the shores of Lake Washington. With views of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains, Bin on the Lake offers Northwestern cuisine with Mediterranean influence in a lively, social atmosphere.

Our dining room is versatile and able to accommodate groups of varying sizes. The a la carte dinner menu is available for groups of up to 16 people. Prix Fixe menu packages are also available for groups of 16-30.

The semi-private dining space is divided into 3 sections. Rows of sheer curtains can be drawn to provide a more intimate dining space for groups.

Menu packets can be viewed at www.binonthelake.com/menus

Private Party Contact:
Todd Leggett: (425) 739-6372

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bin on the Lake Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

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Quiet

65% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Casual (3)
Organic (3)
Cozy (3)
Authentic (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Warm and friendly atmosphere with good food and wine. Right on Lake Washington with beautiful views.

Tags: Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

Love Bin for quiet delicious dinner with the lake right there!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have sat outside at Bin on the Lake during the summer and it was a gorgeous setting with a nice ambience and great service. Unfortunately, I came here for a very special evening and found the restaurant to be casual, loud, with no ambiance. My date wore a suit for the first time in probably five years for the occasion and after drinks we decided to leave. Maybe that's the style they're going for and that's fine, I know the food is still excellent, but we were hoping for something more... a final note- our server was very nice but was wearing a black polo shirt.. I recommend that if they want to be viewed as a fine dining establishment associated with an elegant hotel (Woodmark), the dress code for the servers should be re-evaluated. There are so few elegant restaurants in the area, it would be great to see Bin rise to the top.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The service was very slow despite having tons of staff available and only having a few tables filled. The brussel sprouts in the roasted vegetables were dry and rancid tasting. Outside view was beautiful. Noise comprised of babies crying and routy loud women.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were there for Thanksgiving. I had the turkey dinner which was quite good. A little too salty, but otherwise great. Our server was very personable and took great care of us.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Scallops had a fishy taste to them, soup was lukewarm, and my steak was a tad overcooked. We had a passport card for an entree discount, but still wasn't worth it in my opinion. Can't take advantage of the view at night either, so perhaps a day-visit is more appropriate.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding service, great food.
And nice touch by the waiter sending a Birthday treat to our hotel room for my wife.
Thank you

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was awful, overpriced and portions were way to small. An embarrassment for a $150 bday meal. I will not be refurning.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

What a great happy hour including the oysters and wine. Our waiter was very helpful with our wine selection; found a new favorite. Dinner was excellent for all 3 of us. I really appreciated having a vegetarian option that did not involve pasta - their cauliflower steak was outstanding. Wonderful view and atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food and service was fantastic as always. The wine list is extensive. We got there after it had gotten dark but the view during the day is beautiful

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service throughout the meal was excellent. Very nice décor and beautiful view.
Great place for an intimate meal. We had the scallops and the salmon as main dishes. Both were done to perfection. We had the BOTL Caesar and the Tomato Salad to start. A bit too much dressing on the Caesar but otherwise good. Tomato salad was good but not excellent. Overall a great evening out for our anniversary.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was well prepared, with good variety. And the service was excellent. The sole reason for the less than stellar rating is the price. We expected it to be reasonably high priced. But with a substantial "administration" charge I have not encountered anywhere else, a bit overpriced glasses of wine, etc., the price was excessive, even for a very good meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Terrific menu and delicious food. Plenty of choices. Good service and great views of the lake. Was a little noisy but only because of a loud group at the next table. Wine list was a bit pricy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

weekly date night and restaurant week! love trying new restaurants!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My first experience was during Seattle Restaurant Week and now I'm hooked! Delicious food, perfect wine, and INCREDIBLE service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Delicious and attractive food with excellent service. We had the scallops with lobster sauce, risotto and chocolate dessert. All perfect. There are two parking garages. A little expensive but the ambiance is great. Altogether well worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Fantastic view. Had a table at the window. The service and food was fantastic. We went on the Seattle Restaurant week $33 for 3 courses. We both really enjoyed our dinner and we will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food and service was good, beautiful setting at Carillon Point. My biggest objection was the 4% surcharge added to the bill to help offset management costs. None of the 4% goes to the servers. Management should cover their costs in their pricing, not in a surcharge. Perception is everything.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It’s restaurant week and decided it was the perfect time to try Bin on the Lake. We got seated and pretty much knew what we wanted. For some reason the bartender(?) was our waiter. We ordered drinks and they came. However, three other tables were seated after us and were ALL helped and had their orders taken before us. We were ignored and waited at least 25 mins trying to get his attention to get our orders in.

Besides taking really long to take our orders, the food was tasty. The view of the water is really nice. Not sure if we would come back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Exceptional as always. This was our third time eating at Bin, always for a special occasion. This time our anniversary coincided with restaurant week. What a wonde ful 3 course meal we had and our server was outstanding. In my opinion one of the best dining spots on the eastside. Not at all pretentious. Bon Apetite!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We were very excited to try the food, but unfortunately the food was not to our liking. We have had various sirloins but we were not a fan of this one.

The service was wonderful and our waitress asked us many times if there's something else she could do for us, as she saw that we barely ate our food.

The place is beautiful with an amazing view of the lake and the docks.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

"FALLING SHORT" Cooked well but with an overdone "fall" flavor profile. To the point that some recipes didn't compliment the key ingredient. Presentation was nothing to write home about. Location is great on the water, but overall disappointingly average experience and not worth the price.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service and food we got was so excellent! We really enjoyed our visit there!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

If you dine at this restaurant watch your bill carefully! Not only do they charge the automatic 20% tip (didn’t expect this since we were not in Seattle) but put on a $12.50 surcharge. When asked about the surcharge, our waiter said the hotel (Woodmark) puts the charge on for employee cost of living (or some such nonsense as that). He quickly offered to take it off. The final insult was when we got home and looked at the receipt we had been charged $88 for a bottle of wine that was listed on the wine list at be $72. My husband is still waiting for a call back from the manager.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had an excellent meal. Great food, service and setting. The 3 course special menu for $33/person was a fantastic deal. Every course was outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Enjoyed the dinner very much. It was a Prix Fixe menu during restaurant week and it was good to find a restaurant serving something different.
The staff were delightful. The restaurant was a little chiily though!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

First day of Seattle Restaurant Week, but I guess no one told the restaurant! We had family in from out of town and wanted to treat them to a nice meal with a nice view. The views are great! But the food and service were underwhelming. 3/9 options for restaurant week were unavailable.. which I could understand if we had dinner reservations for the last hour of the last night of restaurant, but it was day 1. The food that was served was fine, but I do not feel like it was worth the visit.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The ambiance and service was stellar. The views are phenomenal. The food was honestly just 'okay'. I was a little disappointed with my steak, it was a bit cold and the sauce was not appealing. The starter salad was delicious. My guests ordered the filet and salmon and were satisfied but not over the top experience that one would think the price demands.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Took my mom there for her birthday, we got there right in time of the sunset we took gorgeous pictures, the view was amazing. We were seated by the window with a view. We had a wonderful waitress that had recommended a great wine to go with the fish dish. The food was delicious! We will definitely come back and recommended to all of our friends and family

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

It was a perfect evening for entertaining my out of town guest. Liz, our server, did a great job. Just the right amount of attention and conversation. The food was on point. Looking forward to coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a friend visiting from Newport Beach, CA who is originally from Seattle and wanted to take her to a great restaurant near our home in Kirkland. Bin on the Lake was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Awesome all around. Ask for Troy for spot-on recommendations for wine pairings that come in 3-oz pours so you can enjoy several different wines with courses that included ample charcuterie, flavorful heirloom tomato and burrata salad, and filet and lobster tail. Strawberry mint sorbet capped one of the best dining experiences I've had in my home town in a very long time. Wonderful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We chose to try the Bin on the Lake this time around instead of the Grand bistro across the way. We found the food to be good but not spectacular. Service was fair...

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Used to be good earlier. This visit was horrible. Service sub par, food was not good at all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

As if the scenic view ( recommend window table at sunset) wasn’t enough- they have a fantastic wine selection, great menu (recommend Diver Scallops) and very friendly service!

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The restaurant is lovely. Our server Liz was very friendly and personable and took very good care of us. It was a weeknight so it was pretty quiet, which we enjoyed. We had a window table with a view of the lake, which we loved. Service was not rushed and we were able to enjoy each part of our meal while enjoying the view. We shared the salad with strawberries and our entrees were the salmon and the diver scallops. Both were delicious and nicely presented. We shared a dessert as well - kudos to Chef Nicole for the Cherry Clafloutis. We had her homemade almond roca upon check in at the Woodmark Hotel and we're still talking about how good it was. Altogether, it was a special evening and we enjoyed it all.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

For what they charge, we were not impressed. I don't mind paying money for a great meal and experience, BUT when it isn't then I'm disappointed and miffed . What's up with the surge charge that doesn't even go to the employees. Is the restaurant/ hotel that hard up for money? Very disappointing overall experience . The one good thing was they have a great view. I don't think I would go there again. I should have stuck with going to Le Grande.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Server was a snob. Not what was expected. More fluff than stuff. Many more better choices for good business dinners. If this wasn't lakefront they would be out of business.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent experience for our 30th wedding anniversary

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a great experience with attentive service and wonderful food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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